Support Worker (Residential Services / Supported Living)

  • Job Reference: HKXKS2011/PK
  • Date Posted: 9 October 2020
  • Recruiter: Cintre
  • Location: Weston-super-Mare
  • Salary: £9.20 Per Hour
  • Sector: Membership Assistant
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Support Worker (Residential Services / Supported Living)

We are looking for a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Support Worker to work at our new Supported Living service based in Weston-super-Mare. 

About Us

Cintre is a not-for-profit organisation that provides regulated support services to adults with a variety of mental health conditions and learning disabilities.

We are looking to grow our small but motivated team of Support Workers who are passionate about developing person-centred plans to support adults with autism, learning disabilities, and other mental health conditions in a supported living setting based in Weston-super-Mare.

Your Rewards

- Salary up to £9.20 per hour dependent on experience
- 27 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays 
- Contributory pension scheme
- Death in service benefit
- Employee assistance programme
- Opportunity to do further training
- Cycle to work scheme
- £0.45 mileage allowance

We are looking for someone who is self-motived, caring, empathetic and driven to enhance the lives of others.

This role is ideal for someone who is interested in social care, improving a person’s potential, the non-profit environment, people in their community and charitable causes.

Your Role

As a Support Worker, no two working days will ever be the same. You will have plenty of challenging but exciting opportunities to work with individuals of various complex needs and situations.

Taking responsibility for engaging and involving service users in the development of their personal targets and support, you will work as part of a dedicated support team providing 24/7 cover in a residential service.

Specifically, you will:

- Facilitate, motivate, encourage and empower service users to live their life to their full potential and develop personal targets as agreed in the support plan
- Develop, review and maintain risk assessments for service users using information provided by local authority, staff observations and other available information, including input from the service user
- Facilitate meetings required with external professionals and make appropriate notes
- Maintain the service user portfolio which shows evidence of progress made towards achieving the aims of the care plan
- Develop an open, honest and considerate working relationship with service users

About You

To be considered as a Support Worker, you will need:

- Experience gained within a similar role within the care sector
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- The ability to manage own time effectively and prioritise workloads
- A person-centred approach
- The ability to plan for yourself and others

Other organisations may call this role Adult Care Support Worker, Support Worker, Mental Health Key Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Autism Support Worker, or Outreach Support Worker.

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